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Rookie Scouting Portfolio author Matt Waldman is an NFL outsider, but his evaluation of skill prospects has earned the attention of NFL insiders. The RSP Cast shares Matt's process and analysis of the NFL, NFL Draft prospects, and the craft of evaluating talent.

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    Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast: 2022 Fantasy Preseason Film And Data with PFF’s Dwain McFarland

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022

    PFF's Dwain McFarland reconvenes with Matt Waldman for the 2022 Fantasy Football preseason edition of the RSP's Film and Data podcast.  As I would imagine how my friend, Bob Harris of Football Diehards would characterize Dwain McFarland and me on a show, the podcast would be called "Between Two Firehoses." Dwain and I deliver a quick-hitting blast of film and data-related fantasy thoughts on over a dozen players/situations around the league: The rushing mark Justin Fields must reach to deliver his ceiling of potential this year. Where Travis Etienne's fantasy profile could match D'Andre Swift's from 2021. Why James Cook is the better bargain compared to Etienne in fantasy leagues. Why we both like Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy, but I'm more bullish on Sutton--even at his higher ADP in sharp drafts. Why we both love Albert Okwuegbunam's ADP and ceiling in the Broncos' offense. Why we both love Kadarius Toney this year. Why we both think Skyy Moore's route game from college is the fantasy dagger for Mecole Hardman and the player I compare Moore to in Andy Reid's offense. Is JuJu Smith-Schuster a viable fantasy option or is it Marquez-Vales Scantling? Where Dwain falls on the Ezekiel Elliott-Tony Pollard debate. Dwain and I will probably squeeze in another show before the season because we had a list of about 10-12 more players we hoped to cover but knew we had less than an hour. And of course, if you want to know about the rookies from this draft class, you will find the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), with the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse of children. 

    The Art of the Fantasy Deal with SirusXM Fantasy’s Mike Dempsey: Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 26, 2022

    Football Diehards podcast host Mike Dempsey joins Matt Waldman's RSP Cast for a conversation about negotiating trades in dynasty leagues.  You may be more familiar with Mike Dempsey as a radio host for the Football Diehards show Sirius XM Fantasy and the gameday co-host for the Jaguars' Radio Network, but he's also a helluva a fantasy GM.  I am in a 32-team, full IDP dynasty league and I'm not sure there is a better trade negotiator that I have seen than Mike, who has been one of the dominant teams. Mike was gracious enough to join me for a conversation about the art of the fantasy deal: Why trading is a pivotal strategic tool for his startup drafts in dynasty leagues. Why he offers dozens of deals — and often 4-5 variations of a deal to the same owner simultaneously — in his leagues. Why drafting a player someone else wanted can be the best time to trade away that player. Positions that Mike and Matt feel are foundational anchors for most IDP dynasty formats. Understanding the dynamics of "loose" and "tight" negotiators. Owning the playoffs versus owning future drafts. Check out the RSP Cast for this and more from Mike and me below. And of course, if you want to know about the rookies from this draft class, you will find the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), with the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse of children. 

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Scout Talk with Russ Lande: Processing Speed, Coach-Scout Alignment, and Camp Hopefuls

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022

    Russ Lande, former NFL scout and the current head of national scouting for the Montreal Alouettes, joins Matt Waldman for another season of RSP Scout Talk. This week, they discuss processing speed, coach-scout dynamics, and camp hopefuls from the 2022 rookie class.  Russ and I are excited to embark on another year of the RSP Scout Talk podcast series. Here are this week's conversation topics: Testing the processing of information on the field: Why it's gaining value. The positions where it is vital and why. Examples of prospects with fast and slow processing abilities and the contributing factors that help/hurt processing speed. How coaches can make the most of slower processors. Where testing for processing may look like in the future. Coach-Scout-Team Dynamics: Why Dante Scarnecchia's appearance on the Athletic podcast with Robert Mays unintentionally revealed more about organizational management opportunities for personnel evaluation. The range of organizational models that teams have for coach-scout interaction for scouting. What Russ valued from his NFL experience with coaching staffs. How Bill Walsh's plan to videotape teaching sessions of veteran position coaches was the seed of his historic coaching tree. Why many teams try to be a highfalutin fusion restaurant with a star chef that leaves its fans dissatisfied, hungry, and stopping by joints like Five Guys on the way home -- and why the Steelers are that Five Guys franchise. Or, more aptly, Primanti's. Why Chris Olave is the best receiver of this rookie class. Why Russ is excited to see offensive packages for Malik Willis. 2022 Camp Hopefuls: Late-round/UDFA types that Russ and I are looking forward to hearing about this summer. Enjoy...we did! And of course, if you want to know about the rookies from this draft class, you will find the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), with the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse.

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast: QB, RB, and WR to Defend the Planet

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 19, 2022

    Who would you pick to defend the planet in a science fiction football game? Photo by Frankula. Matt Waldman shares a few of his players to defend the planet from an alien civilization on the latest RSP Cast. The RSP Writers Project If you've never read the RSP Writers Projects, my favorite was the fourth one: An alien race reveals itself to the planet and its intention to take over the world. Being an advanced species with a sense of "fairness" (the closest but not quite accurate word on earth to describe a code they live by) they challenge us to sport they share in common with us. They win, they rule. We win, they go away. Their technology can bring back any player, living or dead, to their peak abilities for the purpose of the game. The writers picked teams and coaches, explaining their selections. For the fun of it, I shared my thoughts on my quarterback, my punter (not what you think), and one of my wide receivers in this week's podcast. If you want to know about the rookies from this draft class, you will find the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), with the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse.

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast: The State of the Cleveland Browns with OBR’s Jake Burns

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 6, 2022

    OBR's ace X and O's analyst Jake Burns kills it on Matt Waldman's RSP Cast with his thoughts on the state of the Cleveland Browns as we embark on 2022 NFL training camp.  Let's acknowledge there's a great big red elephant alum from Gainesville high in the room by the name of Deshaun Watson. I definitely have my own thoughts and feelings about Watson, this case, and the Browns organization in regards to this situation, but there are more than enough well-intentioned (as well as opportunistic) people covering this awful situation. We're here to talk about Browns' football. This includes Watson from the football/organizational side of the equation as well as what the quarterback situation looks like on the field for Cleveland short-term and long-term, the strengths and weaknesses of the Browns heading into the year outside of the quarterback position: Why Jacoby Brissett can be an upgrade to 2021 Baker Mayfield on the field and in the locker room. What Deshaun Watson's game brings to the Browns schematically that the offense has never had. Why a plus-Rashard Higgins or JuJu Smith-Schuster is a fitting schematic comp for rookie David Bell. The Browns' options with its four-headed running back stable. How Cleveland's defense must perform to maintain competitive game scripts for its offense and why it's not as exciting TV but still effective. Offensive and defensive prospects worth watching in August. As I said, Jake killed it and it was a long time coming for me to have him on. You cal follow him @jake_burns18 on Twitter and find his top-flight work at these spots: The Orange and Brown Report (OBR) The OBRFilmBDN Podcast And of course... If you want to know about the rookies from this draft class, you will find the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), with the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse.

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast: Intriguing NFL Player-Team Scenarios This Summer

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022

    Matt Waldman's RSP Cast continues the preseason watchlist conversation with the players and situations that Matt is most interested in monitoring during training camp. This week, we're continuing the preseason watchlist conversation with the players and situations that I'm most interested in monitoring during training camp. Players and scenarios I discuss include: Can Marquise Brown and/or Rondale Moore replace the qualities of DeAndre Hopkins' game that made Hopkins a receiving juggernaut? Do the Ravens see Lamar Jackson for what he really is or are they itching to make him what he isn't? Depending on the answer to the previous question, Devin Duvernay could become a significant offensive factor. Who will be the third option in the Bears' receiving corps? Depending on the answer, that option could wind up the second-most productive player or an afterthought. Green Bay's passing game has a vacuum to fill and there are a lot of potential outcomes that are reasonable to project this year. That said, the potential for a receiver to assume Davante Adams' production is likely limited to one candidate or bust. There is also potential to see the reemergence of a Randall Cobb role, but not with the guy named Randall Cobb. The Travis Etienne hype could develop into something real, but the language of the report reveals a lack of substance at this point. I explain why. Is there the potential for a hidden gem in the Raiders offense? Why there's potential that any Pierre Strong buzz in June is putting the cart before the horse. Tampa Bay's running back stable. How stable is it? Who could sneak his way into more touches? Of course, it is easy to monitor news about players in training camps. Discerning what is actionable information from that news is a different matter entirely. This is something I'm covering in the 2022 RSP Pre-Draft/Post-Draft Service's June newsletter: A 10-point primer on putting training camp news in perspective—especially with regard to rookies, second-year players, and low-cost vets and journeymen. If you want to know about the rookies from this draft class, you will find the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), with the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse.

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast: Rashod Bateman’s 2022 Outlook and Using Fantasy Projections

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022

    Matt Waldman's RSP Cast discusses his outlook for Baltimore Ravens receiver Rashod Bateman's 2022 campaign and shows you how to use fantasy football projections to understand the process behind the totals. "Why no love for Bateman? This is what Jacob, a long-time reader, and listener, asked me about Rashod Bateman on Twitter after seeing the June update for the RSP's 2022 Dynasty Rankings and Projections Package. He included Matt Harmon's assessment of Bateman as a talent with a lot of qualities similar to Keenan Allen and Justin Jefferson. It's a great subject to discuss something many fantasy GMs and fans don't understand about assessing talent--especially in fantasy leagues: Talent is only part of the equation. Usage, the skills of the supporting talent (OL and QB for a WR), and the history of the offense – a scheme that isn't expected to make a significant change—are all important factors. This week, I take you through the RSP's projection process to explain why Bateman qualifies as a breakout player with my data but with production that isn't on the level of Justin Jefferson, or even Keenan Allen's recent totals. I also share what to look for when examining projections so you know if the process behind the data is sound. And of course, if you want to know about the rookies from this draft class, you will find the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), with the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse.

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast: The All-22 Under The Radar Rookie Watchlist

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 61:22

    Matt Waldman shares his All-22 Rookie Watchlist — below the radar players whose draft capital did not match their talent. This week, we're talking preseason skill player watch lists—the All-22 rookie Team--below the radar players whose draft capital did not match their talent. The odds are against these players earning early opportunities to contribute in an NFL offense but if circumstances allow it, they have the skills to exceed current expectations and potential go from a roster hopeful to a meaningful part of the gameplan within 6-18 months. These are players you should be considering for your expanded preseason rosters in dynasty leagues as well as have them on a running list for re-draft formats as preemptive additions. They have the talent and/or scheme fit to potentially do what James Robinson has done if given a true opportunity due to injury, suspension, an open-minded coach and staff, or some other exceptional circumstance. And of course, if you want to know about the rookies from this draft class, you will find the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), with the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse.

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast: Managing Fantasy Lineups (Start/Sits)

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2022 54:13

    Matt Waldman shares his philosophies on managing fantasy lineups in this week's RSP Cast.  Now that the dust has settled on the 2022 NFL Draft, let's continue the fantasy conversation with setting lineups: How should I use lineup effeciency as a guide? Which league variables impact lineup efficiency? How does one get better with start/sits? What resources are out there? What type of relationship should I develop with these resources to get better? How do I manage weekly start/sits? How does the draft, trades, and free agency factor into my lineup decisions? Tune in! And of course, if you want to know about the rookies from this draft class, you will find the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), with the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse of children. 

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast: Building Dynasties

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 35:54

    Matt Waldman shares his philosophies on building teams in dynasty leagues in this week's RSP Cast.  Now that the dust has settled on the 2022 NFL Draft, let's discuss dynasty team building: Self-assessment of strengths and weaknesses as a manager. Minimizing weaknesses and leverage strengths: What this actually means. My approach to startup and rookie drafts and how stockpiling talent fits within the strategy. Safe picks: The difference between aiming for the bull's eye and aiming for the bull's eye through a hole in an apple sitting atop the head of a man standing in front of the target. Trades: When, why, and how. Waivers: When and how I spend. And of course, if you want to know about the rookies from this draft class, you will find the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), with the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual 

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Data and Film Cast: 2022 WRs and RBs with PFF’s Dwain McFarland

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2022 75:26

    PFF Analyst Dwain McFarland returns to the RSP Cast for a reprised Data and Film show with a conversation about the wide receivers and running backs for the 2022 NFL Draft class.  It's always fun to catch up with Dwain, who spent about a year contributing at the Rookie Scouting Portfolio site before joining Pro Football Focus as a full-time analyst. Dwain and I reconvene to discuss the differences between the film and data several key receiver and running back prospects in this 2022 NFL Draft Class: Where the data and film's red flags intersect and diverge on Treylon Burks. Why Justyn Ross and Khalil Shakir's data screams potential value. Why 40 times and other combine metrics are overrated data points for modeling future success. The potential reasons the film and data part company on Alec Pierce and Rachaad White. The factors that could skyrocket David Bell's, Calvin Austin's, and Kennedy Brooks' potential. Why the same metrics mean very different things for backs like Brooks and Jerrion Ealy. Tune in below as a podcast or check out the YouTube video (I'll post later). Here are the charts Dwain provided for the podast. Also, John Hodgins' GoFundMe is nearing 90 percent of it's goal. Let's put him over his goal before the NFL Draft. Donate (or at least share his story) here. For the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), download the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse.  

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast: The 2022 OL Draft Cast with Brandon Thorn

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 71:18

    Trench Warfare author, Brandon Thorn returns to the RSP Cast for an in-depth conversation about offensive line and the notable Day 1-3 prospects for the 2022 NFL Draft class.  If you aren't familiar with Brandon Thorn you should be. The author of the fantastic Trench Warfare newsletter that has a rich customer base of coaches, college and NFL players, and diehard fans, Thorn is one of the best independent analystis of the trenches (OL/DL). You can subscribe to Trech Warfare here.  Thorn is also the OL scout for the Bleacher Report's draft coverage as an analyst at Establish the run. The coolest thing about Brandon's work is that he provides video scouting reports for Duke Manyweather's OL Masterminds, an annual conference where NFL offensive linemen convene to discuss the craft of line play — training, techniques, and mindset. This week, Brandon delivers a riveting hour of trench-related insights:  Why intuition and confidence are vital to offensive line play based on what NFL linemen share in the OL Masterminds sessions. An overview of the 2022 NFL Draft class of tackles, guards, and centers. Brandon's Day 1 standouts: Which Day 1 tackle is an absolute monster of a run blocker in this class. Which Day 1 tackle has the cleanest techniques when forced to drop and set. The tools center Tyler Linderbaum has to produce in the NFL despite being undersized. Brandon's Day 2-3 standouts: The center who could emerge in a similar situation as Linderbaum The guards who have the skills to contribute in an NFL lineup as rookies. Tackles with compelling skills or athletic ability who have a shot of developing. Lessons learned from past evalautions at each position and what he's gained from them. The two basic ways NFL teams construct offensive lines. For the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), download the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse.

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast: The 2022 Tight End Prospect Solo Cast

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 67:49

    Matt Waldman's RSP Cast weighs-in on the 2022 NFL Tight End prospect class — a class with a lot of intriguing mid- and late-round receiving options and covers what matters in his scouting of the position.  Reminder: If you haven't already, please check out John Hodgins' GoFundMe story. He and his wife tried to recover on their own from a violent crime that cost them their retirement home and have been living day-to-day for too long. Even sharing their GoFundMe can be helpful, so please visit, read his story, and donate. I have. He's halfway to his goal. This week's Pod: The different approaches the NFL takes to scouting tight ends and where the RSP falls in that spectrum. Some of the key areas I seek from tight end prospects. Why Tre McBride, Cade Otton, Greg Dulcich, and Charlie Kolar are at the top of the board. What makes Curtis Hodges, Cole Turner, and Jake Ferguson appealing. The athletic potential of Isaiah Likely and Jelanie Woods and how their prospects diverge on this point. For the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), download the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse.

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast: The 2022 WR Class Solo Cast

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 23, 2022 84:34

    Matt Waldman's RSP Cast discusses why the 2022 NFL Wide Receiver prospect class is the most boom-bust group he's seen in a while and covers what matters in his scouting of the position.  Reminder: If you haven't already, please check out John Hodgins' GoFundMe story. He and his wife tried to recover on their own from a violent crime that cost them their retirement home and have been living day-to-day for too long. Even sharing their GoFundMe can be helpful, so please visit, read his story, and donate. I have. This week's Pod: Why this class potentially a lot of hidden values and trap doors with examples for each below: Injuries Scheme-based talents Big enough to ride the Sunday rollecoaster? Great athletic ability but underdeveloped skills Underdeveloped athletic ability but great positional skills Some of the key areas I seek from receiver prospects: Separation: Variation, Violence, Precision, and Poker Athletic Separation: Speed vs. Acceleration vs. Quickness vs. Leaping Ability Routes: Stems, Setups, and Breaks Catching: Hands Position, Body Position, Focus Transitions and Vision. For the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), download the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse.

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast: The 2022 RB Class Solo Cast

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 15, 2022 74:59

    Matt Waldman's RSP Cast discusses his tiers for the 2022 NFL Draft Running Back prospects — a class with a lot of high-ceiling backs — and covers what matters in is scouting of the position.  Reminder: If you haven't already, please check out John Hodgins' GoFundMe story. He and his wife tried to recover on their own from a violent crime that cost them their retirement home and have been living day-to-day for too long. Even sharing their GoFundMe can be helpful, so please visit, read his story, and donate. I have. This week's Pod: Why the state of the NFL running back and this class generates an odd situation. Why this class could be as good as as the Barkley-Chubb or McCaffrey-Fournette classes but has a trap-door floor. Defining and explaining the details of vision, mobility, acceleration vs. speed, and contact balance. Notable positives and flaws from Tier I. The difficult evals, boom-bust athletes, and sneaky technicians from a large Tier II. The fit-based backs of Tier III: A natural, a bulldozer with sweet feet, and a do-it-all back who just might not do any of it well enough. Two Tier III options might be late bloomers. Players I didn't like as much as the billing I've seen on them. Players who have something to their games that might help them surprise as contributors or quality reserves. For the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), download the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse.

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Film Room: QB Carson Strong (Nevada) with Mark Schofield

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 69:21

    Matt Waldman and Mark Schofield illustrate why Nevada QB Carson Strong may not be the top quarterback in this class if seeking immediate production, but could easily be that conversation on the basis of talent.  Of the quarterbacks expected to earn a pick on the first or second day of the NFL Draft, Carson Strong is the most talented. Most of your draft analysts aren't giving you pure talent evaluation, which is why Strong won't be at the top of their boards. This isn't a criticism of the analysts. They have to follow the draft and give analysis that accounts for the factors that create draft capital: Production Reputation of Program Character Leadership Athletic Testing Health These are legitimate factors that teams have to use to make decisions but they aren't strictly about the film. Sometimes its vital to consider these factors but they can also obfuscate the focus on what's most valuable. Strong's health is the greatest obstacle to his draft capital. As Mark Schofield shares in this week's episode, Strong went against medical advice to play last year. And as the film reveals, Strong was as impressive as the top prospects at his position while playing on one healthy leg. If the prognosis of his knee is positive long-term, Strong has the accuracy, arm talent, pocket management, pocket mobility, and the pre-snap savvy to become a productive starting quarterback — a franchise quarterback. We spend an hour breaking it down below. We also devote some time to John Hodgins, a reader, and listener whose family were victims of a crime that ultimately cost them their housing. Although the perpetrator is now serving 22 years in jail, our justice system may punish the criminal but it doesn't always restore the life of the victims. John is a 75-year-old man who worked at a Hospital in Modesto, California for 24 years helping others and now needs your help so he can stabilize his living situation and help his family. You can learn more and donate (or please at least share his GoFundMe) here. I've donated. I hope you will or at least share his story on social media. More about John's story and Strong in the video (and podcast) below. https://youtu.be/BVqwGZ37KKI For the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), download the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse.  

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast: The 2022 QB Episode

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 48:52

    Matt Waldman shares his thoughts on the quarterback evaluation, the joys and challenges of the 2022 QB class, and what it portends for the NFL and fantasy football in this solo podcast.  Today, I'm discussing my thoughts on the 2022 QB class: Why this class is fun to scout. What makes it challenging. What it means for the league. What it means for fantasy. I preface this episode with what I've learned during my career as an independent draft scout who has hit resoundingly on the likes of Lamar Jackson, Patrick Mahomes, and Russell Wilson thanks to lessons learned from big misses on the likes of Dak Prescott, Blaine Gabbert, and Bruce Gradkowski. These lessons set the tone for what makes the 2022 class so intriguing as a scout. I hope you enjoy it. For the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), download the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse.

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Film Room with Mark Schofield: QB Kenny Pickett (Pitt) The 3.5 QTR QB1

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 24, 2022 69:42

    Mark Schofield joins Matt Waldman's RSP Film Room to examine the game of 2022 NFL Draft prospect Kenny Pickett, and why the QB for Pitt may only have a QB1 game for three and a half quarters.  Repeat after me: Kenny Pickett is not a bust because of what I'm about to read below.  As mentioned in last week's RSP Film Room on Matt Corral, Kenny Pickett is in a tight race for QB with Matt Corral and a pair of other quarterbacks to be named soon, and based on what's left to analyze, Pickett's value as QB is losing steam fast. A strong prospect with advanced skills with coverage reads, pocket presence, mobility, and ball placement, Pickett's mastery of these areas short-circuit too often after the first 3.5 quarters of ball games or when he lacks a pre-snap plan against pressure. Mark Schofield and I take you through the late-game mishaps against Miami, North Carolina, and Virginia that suggest Pickett is a QB1-caliber prospect until the moments of gravitas begin — those 3-5 plays that carry more weight. Again: These issues don't make Kenny Pickett a future bust. These issues, if not something he matures past with more in-game experience (which I doubt he will), will render him a capable player who can power a productive offense and help NFL teams win games, but like Kirk Cousins, Jimmy Garoppolo, and (depending on the side of the debate you're on...) Baker Mayfield, Pickett may not have the wherewithal to carry a team on his shoulders for key moments at a time on as consistent of a basis. In other words, Pickett may be more of a promising Baker with aspiring Chef tendencies but the chaos of food service with staff in the weeds short-circuits his strengths. The complexity of Pickett as a first-round prospect is fitting for a class where teams will face a quandary with any of the first 4-6 prospects considered potential a Day 1 pick. It makes quarterback one of the most fun positions to dive into this year for draftniks albeit frustrating for those in the fantasy space who only want the answers so they can return to their party planning committee. https://youtu.be/luiqgLpYx5s If you don't have the opportunity to watch the video, it's available as a podcast below or at the outlets you usually download podcasts. For the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), download the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse.

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast/RSP Film Room No. 227: QB Matt Corral (Ole Miss) with Mark Schofield

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 56:41

    Mark Schofield joins Matt Waldman's RSP Film Room to examine the game of 2022 NFL Draft prospect Matt Corral, and why the QB for Ole Miss has translatable skills for Sunday that are harder to teach than the adjustments he'll have to make after playing a Lane Kiffin offense. You've heard this from a lot of analysts: the 2022 quarterback class is a step below the past 3-4. My top quarterback currently outgrades Davis Mills and Zach Wilson — my fifth- and sixth-ranked prospects from 2021 — but they are a tier below my grades for Trevor Lawrence, Trey Lance, Mac Jones, and Justin Fields. Kenny Pickett is that top-ranked passer in my studies for the 2022 RSP, but Corrall is a close No.2 and with enough analysis still left to do at this position, Corrall's grade is close enough to Pickett that it could change. And while this won't factor into my film analysis, if I were a personnel director, the interviews, workouts, and site visits might push Corrall well ahead of Pickett. The reason has to do with Corrall's desire to attack when the moment requires it. This is something we'll discuss next week with Pickett's RSP Film Room. For now, I know you'll enjoy this hour-long episode where Mark and I dug up plays on our own to share with each other that highlight where Corrall shines and where he falters. We found that Corrall has some difficult-to-teach skills with pocket awareness, layering throws, transitioning fast from processing to action, and ball placement with second and third reads. His desire to be a hero or predetermine deep throws needs curbing, but we found that Corrall's game doesn't need a lot of untangling to translate to the league, simply adding layers. If you don't have the opportunity to watch the video, it's available as a podcast below or at the outlets you usually download podcasts. https://youtu.be/zCnNqTzDOrQ For the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), download the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse.

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast Quick Game w/Mark Schofield: Recent and Potential Personnel Moves

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2022 40:20

    Mark Schofield and Matt Waldman talk recent and potential personnel changes around the league, including quarterback, wide receiver, and running back situations.  Thoughts on Trevor Lawrence's first year. Is Raheem Mostert Miami bound? Does Trey Sermon have a chance in San Francisco with Coach Lynn aboard? With Pep Hamilton aboard Is Davis Mills the guy in 2022? Will Bruce Arians reunite with Jameis Winston? What are good fits for JuJu Smith-Schuster? Should the Ravens extend Marquise Brown? Who is the best fit for Jimmy Garopplo? Should Arizona stick with James Conner? Four players from the 2023 NFL Draft class you should keep an eye on. Listen below! For the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), download the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse.

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast Quick Game with Mark Schofield: Flores, Burrow, and Senior Bowl

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 2, 2022 76:34

    Mark Schofield and Matt Waldman talk about the Brian Flores lawsuit against the NFL, Joe Burrow's career to date, and the nuts and bolts of the Senior Bowl as an event as well as compelling players we'll be studying.  Listen below! For the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), download the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse.

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Quick Game with Mark Schofield: KC-Buffalo, New GMs, NFLPA, and Shrine Game

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 26, 2022 73:09

    Matt Waldman and Mark Schofield reconvene for conversations about the NFL players, games, and scouting in this weeks RSP Quick Game. Topic List: 1. What were our favorite parts of the KC_Buf game? 2. Where does it stack up with the great games we've seen? 3. What can we expect from Ryan Poles in Chicago? 4. Is Sean Payton a candidate for Chicago? He still has three years left on his deal which means the Saints will have to get paid for him. 5. Kwesi Adofo-Mensah will be the Vikings' GM. What does his background indicate to you about the hire and his strengths and challenges in Minnesota? 6. Was this Brady's last game? What's the most valuable thing you learned from watching his career or what is it that you learned from watching his game that you apply to scout players? 7. The Giants hired Joel Schoen as the GM. Thoughts on Schoen's background and his short-term plan with Daniel Jones. 8. The NFLPA Gm is coming up, who are some players of note who could slide into the draft this year or be UDFA's of note? 9. The Shrine GM is Feb 3rd Let's talk roster notables. I think our buddy Eric Galko did a nice job of fielding rosters. Who do we look forward to seeing/hearing about? 10. Who are some of the most underrated prospects in this draft class based on what you think the perception of the players is?   For the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), download the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse.

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Quick Game with Mark Schofield 1.19.22

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 19, 2022 85:06

    Matt Waldman and Mark Schofield reconvene for conversations about the NFL players, games, and scouting in this weeks RSP Quick Game. Topic List: Has Kyler Murray been found out as a QB with a flawed pocket gm? If so, how much does it matter for his career, the Cards, and scouting QBs? First impressions about an added playoff matchup. Is the Buccaneers offense experiencing an addition by subtraction? Advice-feedback we would give to veteran beat writers if they were open to hearing it. Are we about to see the scatback era we were supposed to see rise go the way of Jermichael Finley and the rise of the hybrid TE? Or, the real point: can we stop trying to create trends because the cycle is so short lived when pinpointing how the best teams cultivate an edge. What are some rules of zone coverage/route running that will make people better at scouting the passing game? Mike McCarthy. Go. A player who faded from the NFL scene who you thought was on the verge of big things? Is the timing of Jimmy Garropolo's injuries this year meant the 49ers kind of lucked in to an ideal, or at least better than average development track for Trey Lance? He got a start, then got several weeks to learn and improve before getting another start. What's a big part of football analysis that you don't think most people will ever truly grasp. The first seven minutes of this video was me and how I arrived at my decision to change careers and my mindset What has been our mindsets for making big changes or starting this career we have out of the ashes of the old one? A prospect of note that we watched recently. For the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), download the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse.

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Quick Game with Mark Schofield: Draft Season Is Upon Us

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 85:49

    Matt Waldman's RSP Quick Game with Mark Schofield discusses intuition and imprinting and its impact on scouting, NFL management changes, the dynamics of draft season, and 2022 Buy-Sells. Mark and I are back from our one-week Quick Game hiatus with a variety of NFL and NFL Draft-related topics. Thoughts on the Natty. What role does intuition have in our scouting? Examples of when our intuition has been strong about a player and A) Additional studies confirmed the gut feeling B) Additional studies countered the gut feeling and those studies were right. Gut feeling vs imprinting. A player we watched this year who offers some skills find promising but they are clearly limited talents at this point in their development? What's a part of "draft season" that we would warn people to limit their exposure? What's a part of Draft Season that in the past you liked or disliked in the past but you've changed your mind about? Is there a bench player who contributed down the stretch of the NFL season whose play has left us intrigued or hopeful for their future? Where are we with Tua? Where are we with the Vikings' personnel decisions? What do you want to see with the Bears' coach search? You can discuss names or simply characteristics f the type of staff you want to see. What was the biggest thing you learned about football this year? One player you're buying for 2022 and beyond. One you're selling in 2022 and beyond. For the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), download the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.  Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, a proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse.

    RSP Quick Game with Mark Schofield and Matt Waldman: Week 16

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 51:23

    Matt Waldman's RSP Quick Game with Mark Schofield discusses Mac Jones' gritty Saturday, free agents we're excited to see in new haunts, Tyler Huntley's potential, what we'd change about the NFL, and who surprised us this year.  The bad news: This week's podcast is the last one for the regular season. The good news: We'll be doing weekly podcasts throughout the offseason, bringing you thoughts on free agency, the draft, and the craft of football evaluation and analysis. Thank you for listening to the podcast and the feedback you routinely share. We'll see you on the other side of the New Year! For the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), download the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95. There's an early-bird discount of $19.95 from 12/15/21-12/25/21.   Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, a proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse.

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast Quick Game with Mark Schofield: Week 15

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 84:55

    Joe Greene - the orginial badass. Another reason I had Steelers envy growing up. Matt Waldman's RSP Quick Game with Mark Schofield discusses the Monday Night's thriller, QB Media Fraternity, players who are physical or psychological instigators, a pair of NFL draft prosepcts, and five throws we'd love to make.  Joe Green or Reggie White? Earl Campbell or Adrian Peterson? Why do teams score points easier at the end of halves? What's intriguing about NFL Draft prospects Isaiah Likely and Jerome Ford? Are former quarterbacks-turned-analysts protecting star quarterbacks in the media? All this and a conversation about pizza on this week's Quick Game. For the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), download the 2022 Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95. There's an early-bird discount of $19.95 from 12/15/21-12/25/21.   Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, a proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse.  

    RSP Quick Game with Mark Schofield and Matt Waldman Week 14

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 82:42

    Matt Waldman's RSP Quick Game with Mark Schofield discusses plays from NFL playbooks that we dislike, the Eagles quarterbacks, USC's Drake London, Notre Dame's Kyren Williams, and the craft of scouting.  What's your least favorite offensive play that's common to NFL playbooks? What are your thoughts about Taysom Hill's long-term prospects as a QB? Gardner MInshew-Jalen Hurts? Is there a debate about who should start? Was this the plan all along? College prospect(s) of note. From Chris Kinda -- honorary executive producer for today's show:  I find it fascinating that both @MattWaldmanand @MarkSchofield are successful after drastically making a change well into their careers. I'm curious, for the RSP podcast, what skills/traits have you learned doing seemingly unrelated jobs/hobbies that helped with this success? For example, my previous competitive golf career taught me analysis and problem solving, which I combined with my interest in finance to have a successful career in threat finance. Thoughts on this statement about scouting: "When evaluating players, the opposition is the variable but what the player does within his control to create potentially positive outcomes is the constant." Pick two positions and explain to me something you observe with those two positions in the NFL that is low-hanging fruit for them to improve and what would you prescribe for them to improve it? You can pick a football analyst other than Dan Orlovsky to quit football and start a food truck. Based on their food picks, which analysts make your shortlist? Team that was most exposed due to injuries this week? What's more demoralizing a 20-play drive that results in a 4th down stop and no points or not getting across midfield for an entire first half of football? How much does Tom Brady prevent sacks on the sheer basis of him knowing where he wants to go with the ball before the snap vs quarterbacks like Drew Lock (or even higher functioning like Stafford) who don't usually have a plan until the ball is snapped? Hard Lessons: What was a hard lesson in your life that you had to learn that has made a difference in your life? The Chiefs: Are they collectively in a malaise? Were you ever on a team where it was in an emotional funk? Something New: What's something you tried recently that you never tried before...it can be a book, a show, food, or some other experience. For the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), download the 2021  Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.   Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, a proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse.

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Scout Talk: Quarterback Development with Throwing Coach Will Hewlett

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 66:58

    Matt Waldman's RSP Scout Talk sits down with quarterback trainer Will Hewlett for a conversation about NFL and college quarterback coaching, quarterback development, archetypes of throwers, and current passers he loves to watch.  Topics: The myth of the NFL "coaching up" quarterbacks. The range of quarterback environments in NFL organizations. Recent technology that's helping teams identify valuable quarterbacking traits from the neck-up. What has changed about quarterback training during Will's time in the industry? What is the ideal client for Will? College and pro quarterback's Will makes a point to watch on Sunday and Monday mornings. For the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), download the 2021  Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.   Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, a proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse.

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast Quick Game with Mark Schofield: Week 13

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 78:49

    Matt Waldman's RSP Quick Game with Mark Schofield discuss the viability of benching an injured Baker Mayfield, the contrasting coaching and team-building of the Patriots and Ravens, and a game of "That Good/That Bad." Candidates to emerge in December as a players of note. Teams sneaking up on the NFL fan base. Positive thoughts about a player we've been critical of. What does Bill Belichick do diefferently to prepare his team from his NFL peers? How does this contrast with a team like the Ravens? That Good or That Bad: Cordarelle Patterson/Jaguars defense, DeSean Jackson/Anthony Brown, Tua Tagovailoa/Carolina's defense, and Justin Herbert/Denver's defense. Should Case Keenum be starting over an injured Baker Mayfield or is this as ridiculous as Kevin Stefanski tried to frame it as a way of having the back of his starter? College players of note: Ahmad Sauce Gardner, Christopher Brooks, and Anais Smith The area of football writing that interests us the least. Lessons learned on the job. For the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), download the 2021  Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.   Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, a proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse.

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast Week 11 with Mark Schofield

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 67:33

    Matt Waldman and Mark Schofield tackle stunts, underutilized NFL players, a college TE and RB of note, slumping players, and odd Thanksgiving Day scenarios.  Topics: The value of E-T stunts and line games: Where they work, where they don't. Players who have more left in the tank after this year than you may think. Most underutilize player on Seattle, San Francisco, Cleveland, and Denver. Mark and Matt's college prospects of note. A player you think is in a slump or showing his flaws? Are they correctable or manageable? Why on earth were the Chiefs playing Chris Jones at DE? If circumstances required it, which alternate Thanksgiving Day meal/guest would you choose of Matt's crazy scenarios involving, Steve Lukather, Tom Brady, Regina King, and Pharma Bro. Coolest thing you've seen on Instagram this week. Turkey Day Scenario you'd enjoy most to least involving Bill Belichick, Marshawn Lynch, Steve Smith, and Joe Buck. For the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), download the 2021  Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.   Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, a proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse.

    RSP Quick Game Wk 11 with Mark Schofield: Teddy, OBJ, Pitts, McBride, and Weird Fan Bases

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 80:06

    Matt Waldman and Mark Schofield talk about the AFC North, the exploitable holes in the Ravens and Buccs  defenses, the oddities of specific NFL fanbases, favorite plays of the week, Teddy, OBJ, and Kyle Pitts on this week's RSP Quick Game.  Topics: Teddy Controversy: Is the "reasonable vilification" justifiable? Player safety and the distance/surface changes between the end line and end zone wall. Let's discuss. There seem to be a lot of big backs in a league where the trendy statement was that this league would default to scatbacks. Has the nickel and diming of NFL defenses changed this or is it simply about finding talent regardless of the size of the package? The weaknesses of a defense we've watched and how other teams can exploit it down the line? Who wins the AFC North? College Prospect Report: Trey McBride, Charlie Kolar, and Xavier Hutchinson Cordarrelle Patterson's injury, does it derail the Falcons' offense inalterably while he's gone? Whose an "unknown NFL commodity" you think has a chance to become more well known by year's end? Candidates for weirdest fan base. Favorite play of the week, whatever reason. When you were beginning this career journey, whose criticism was valuable to your growth? Pro or Anti Turkey? For the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), download the 2021  Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.   Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, a proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse.

    RSP Quick Game WK 10 with Mark Schofield: Freelancing WRs, Beckham, Titans, Gap Plays, and Evaluation Framework

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 79:23

    Power play from "11" personnel Mark Schofield and Matt Waldman tackle the NFL topics ranging from Odell Beckham's former destination and desired destination to the anedcotal rise of gap blocking in the NFL.  Topics: Are we seeing more gap runs than we have in the recent past? Even if this is simply anecdotal, explain why this might be if you agree. Was Mac Jones' handling of Brian Burns dirty? Are there teams that the Rams will face either during the regular season or potentially the playoffs who can replicate the Titans' defensive game plan? How we are feeling about Justin Fields? Did we write off Ben Roethlisberger too soon? What are some factors Mark uses to evaluate the context of plays when studying quarterbacks? Here's a checklist of items I shared for running backs. buff.ly/30cc8Ho Discussing freelancing receivers. I spoke with an NFL resource and former DB about this topic and I share his take. Is this an overrated issue that's coming up with Odell Beckham? Is there more to the story? If Chase and PItts weren't in this draft, who would be your three top rookies in this class based on performance this year? Is "the signs of player in decline" one of the biggest pieces of bullshit analysis in football media? When is it? When isn't it? Where do you want to see Odell Beckham land? Marriage-life-career advice. Pick one and give it. Fave natural attraction you've explored/visited? For the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), download the 2021  Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.   Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, a proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse.

    RSP Quick Game WK 9 with Mark Schofield: Ridley, Ruggs, Miller, Peterson, and Gyros

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 70:32

    Mark Schofield and Matt Waldman tackle the NFL topics ranging from Von Miller and Adrian Peterson to Calvin Ridley and Henry Ruggs.  Topics: Impressions of backup quarterback performances on Sunday: White, Rush, and Siemian. Thoughts on and off the field regarding Calvin Ridley and Henry Ruggs. Von Miller's impact in LA. Adrian Peterson in Tennessee. Mac Jones' progress and who Mark and Matt would like to see added to his receiving stable in 2022. Build a receiving corps for Baker Mayfield, Mac Jones, and Justin Fields. College Prospects: Players who've impressed us and players who've underwhelmed us. Hot dog, burger, sushi, or gyro? Show's we'd pay TV production companies to re-write. For the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), download the 2021  Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.   Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, a proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse.

    RSP Quick Game Wk 8 with Mark Schofield and Matt Waldman: Chase, Cards, Chiefs, Eagles, and Joust

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 76:20

    Mark Schofield and Matt Waldman tackle the NFL topics ranging from Ja'Marr Chase to Garrett Wilson in this episode of the popular RSP Quick Game.  Topics: What's going on with Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs' offense? Why Ja'Marr Chase is proving he was the best choice for the Cincinnati Bengals ahead of LT Penei Sewell. Is Miami making a good decision to pursue Deshaun Watson? Is the NFL's handling of the Watson situation as infuriating as Gregg Rosenthal opines? Is Nick Srianni's scheme getting the best from Jalen Hurts and do the Eagles have a personnel selection problem with wide receivers? College Prospects: Players who've impressed us and players who've underwhelmed us. Are the Cardinals a legitimate Super Bowl contender or a one-and-done playoff team with a great record? Kyle Pitts-Xavien Howard: Do you believe in pivotal moments that change how the NFL prepares for an individual opponent? Favorite arcade/video games growing up. For the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), download the 2021  Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.   Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, a proceeds from sales are set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse.

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast: Conversations with Jon Ledyard — Part I Formative Experiences

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 91:26

    Matt Waldman's RSP Cast begins a non-football podcast series with Pewter Report and former Draft Network writer Jon Ledyard about our personal experiences pertaining to the subject of race in America.  This is one of several conversations Jon and I will have about race in America from our perspective. We believe that before white people can truly help, they have to learn how to become allies and that takes individual work. So, our primary goal is to target a white audience: People who may not think racism is as serious of an issue as it once was decades ago but have become open to the possibility they are mistaken. People who are empathic with the idea that racism is a societal problem but don't know where to begin. People who see themselves as allies and believe being an active voice is important. Jon and I believe in supporting personal growth in this area. It doesn't mean we can lead individuals step-by-step through the process — that hard and humbling work has to be done on one's own and with people who make it a priority to do this work with others. We hope to share our experiences and hope many of you can identify with parts of our paths, gain something meaningful from them, and seek out other educational resources. I'm especially hoping those who consider themselves allies will listen to this podcast. Good intentions don't always lead to helpful results and, too often, can unintentionally make things harder for the people allies are trying to help. From my conversations with black friends and family, learning how to become even better allies and followers to those you're fighting for is an important and often unbroached topic. I have no problem saying that has been an area of growth for me in recent years. While we touch on this in greater detail this week, we build the foundation for these topics with a discussion of our formative experiences: What we learned about race in America as children from direct and indirect influences. How what we learned shaped us as young adults. Why what we learned created huge gaps of knowledge, awareness, misinformation, and ignorance. How what we often learned created mixed messages that were damaging for our ability to relate. How we began to grow past these formative lessons. Why thinking you're an ally and actually behaving like an ally on this topic are very different. Why becoming an ally starts with self-awareness and becoming the ally, not the hero. How did Jon decide to create this series has a back story. My first experience interacting with Jon years ago was not a positive one. We had a debate about an article about black quarterbacks. And while our interaction didn't deteriorate into anything ugly between us, I didn't think Jon appreciated the nuance of the topic he was covering when considering it within the larger scope of the societal influence on the topic. Years later, Jon had to leave the Draft Network over social media comments he had made several years prior that resurfaced and, I'm speculating on this, the company had concerns about the reaction of its sponsors despite Jon already doing a lot of the hard work and having the desire to be a direct and indirect influence on helping others take that path. Listening to Jon's farewell to the Draft Network that he posted on YouTube, I was struck by his accountability, signs of what he had learned about a subject that he had once known little about, and his desire to help. I shared it with my wife, Alicia, and she had the same thoughts. Soon after, I got in touch with Jon and we had multiple coversations about our journeys as white men in America learning about racism. It evolved into the desire to do a series of podcast conversations around this topic. Because we're both busy with several demands, we don't have a firm schedule for each show but this is an important issue for us and we expect to do more shows within the calendar year and beyond.

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Quick Game with Mark Schofield: Week 7

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 75:04

    Mark Schofield and Matt Waldman tackle the NFL topics ranging from Odell Beckam to Schofield's new cat agility training in this episode of the popular RSP Quick Game.  Topics: Thoughts on the Patriots-Cowboys thriller — Prescott, Jones, and Stevenson. Why Justin Herbert's career has created irrational behavior from fans and media about Tua Tagovailoa and Chase Young. Sam Darnold's unsuccessful version of "bro football." Quarterbacks audibling to the run. All-Backup Skill Review: Quarterbacks, Running Backs, Wide Receivers, and Tight Ends you'd use as starters to field an expansion team who are legitimate backups in the league today. Six months later: Davis Mills or Zach Wilson? From All Angles: Odell Beckham or Diontae Johnson: Which offenses do Mark and Matt feel are on the rise during the next 4-6 weeks? Do the Ravens have an inherent matchup advantage against the Chargers? The merits of Mike Tomlin beyond the average barroom-informed-by-talk-radio thoughts. TV Shows that we like more than than public. Local restaurants we like. For the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), download the 2021  Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.   Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, a percentage of each sale is set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse.

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Scout Talk: RB Therapy with J. Moyer

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 80:40

    FF Astronauts analyst and RSP alum J. Moyer returns to the RSP Cast for some scout talk, and a much needed sanity check for the both of us, about NFL running backs, including the 49ers' backfield and second-year pros.  This is my favorite podcast of the year so far for so many reasons. J's great people and it's always fun to catch up. He may also be the only analyst I know who I can have the conversations about running back play that few can have and have it translate to the listener. This is much-needed running back therapy for anyone out there who wants to understand the position (or thinks they have a handle but need an intervention); San Francisco has set the bar too high for its best players and it's showing up on the field. Detroit is getting the best from its running back room. Why Jonathan Taylor would have been a better fit in Kansas City and Clyde Edwards Helaire would have been an ideal fit in Tampa Bay. Running back decision-making is a lot like quarterback decision-making, but as the game has evolved fans and teams have maintained a 1960s understanding of the position that's rooted in speed, strength, and the vastly overstated, "instincts." If there's a young back whose excpetional talent proves the rule, it's Antonio Gibson. In contrast, James Robinson does everything well that you ask for a runner -- something many teams say they want and set the bar too high -- and Urban Meyer didn't want it. This was a therapeutic conversation for J and I and one I think is a much-needed dose of reality about the position that the masses misunderstand on a large scale. For the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), download the 2021  Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.   Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, a percentage of each sale is set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse.

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Quick Game with Mark Schofield: Week 6

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 77:19

    Mark Schofield and Matt Waldman tackle the NFL topics ranging from Justin Herbert's rise to Jon Gruden's fall in this episode of the popular RSP Quick Game.  Topics: Our assessment of the process of scouting Justin Herbert and his transition from Oregon to the NFL. Kadarius Toney's extended debut. The potential rise of 2022 NFL Draft QB prospect, Kenny Pickett of Pitt. Buffalo DE Gregory Rousseau's game. Trey Lance's first start, the game plan Kyle Shanahan used, and Lance's physical style as a runner. Thoughts on Jon Gruden's firing, the NFL's investigation, racism, and cancel culture. Dan Campbell: Coach of the Year Candidate? Match the Receiver to the Route/Game Scenario, starring: DeAndre Hopkins, Ja'Marr Chase, Jarvis Landry, Hunter Renfrow, CeeDee Lamb, and Robert Woods. Non-football entertainment recommendations. Montana or Young? Sanders or Sayers? Haynes or Revis. For the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), download the 2021  Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.   Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, a percentage of each sale is set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse.

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Quick Game with Mark Schofield: Week 5

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 66:48

    TD Wire's Mark Schofield joins Matt Waldman for a conversation about the Brady vs Jones, Justin Field's mulligan, Trey Lance's first start this weekend, Baker Mayfield's future, and a trip to M.Waldman's QB Frankenstein Lab.  Dear Readers and Listeners (as my esteemed partner in crime likes to address you), Mark and I continue delivering the goods for you craving the whys behind the whats: What did the Patriots do to attempt to limit Tom Brady? Did it work? Is Mac Jones' arm talent a short-term or long-term issue? What do we expect from Trey Lance in his first start against Arizona? What were the changes the Bears made to its offense? Matt Waldman's Baker Mayfield Therapy Session with Dr. Schofield The best player at any position who hasn't reached his production peak in the NFL. The best plays or game plans we saw this week. 10,000-ft. thoughts about the 2022 NFL Draft class. M.Waldman's Build-a-QB Frankenstein Lab: Picking parts to create a monster from Doug Flutie's body. The teams we would want to see Flutie, Warren Moon, Steve McNair, and Jim McMahon play in today's NFL. Tales from the Wife... Enjoy! For the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), download the 2021  Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.   Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, a percentage of each sale is set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse.

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Quick Game w/Mark Schofield: Week 4

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 82:35

    TD Wire's Mark Schofield joins Matt Waldman for a conversation about Justin Fields, Trey Sermon, Rams and Vikings' offensive play design, the Washington defense, Dawson Knox, and the most exciting sporting events we've ever seen.   Dear Readers and Listeners (as my esteemed partner in crime likes to address you), Mark and I continue delivering the goods for you craving the whys behind the whats: Is Matthew Stafford getting the credit he has deserved for years? Is Mark rooting for Brady or the Patriots this weekend? Thoughts on Trey Sermon's utilization. Thoughts on Justin Fields' debut beyond the deserved coach-bashing. Why has Washington's celebrated defense underwhelmed? Hot Take exposed: Anthony Lynn held back Mike Williams. Game plans and play designs Mark and I loved in Week 3. Our emerging players of note. Is Ben Roethlisberger done? A trio of non-football questions involving love stories, cops, baseball, and boxing. Enjoy! For the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), download the 2021  Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.   Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, a percentage of each sale is set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse.

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Quick Game with Mark Schofield: NFL Week 3

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 22, 2021 83:57

    TD Wire's Mark Schofield joins Matt Waldman for a conversation about the Ravens' Turnaround, the value of assessing Zach Wilson's quicksand performance, streaking, and the sustainability of Cordarrelle Patterson's emergence in Atlanta .  Dear Readers and Listeners (as my esteemed partner in crime likes to address you), Mark and I continue delivering the goods for you craving the whys behind the whats: What was most notable about the Ravens' turnaround on Sunday Night? Are the Chiefs losing its powerhouse status or is this just and adjustment period? Can Cordarrelle Patterson become a thing in 2021 fantasy leagues and why hasn't he been before? Is it even worth analyzing Zach Wilson after last week's quicksand performance? Is Sam Darnold feeling vindicated although he may also feel for Wilson right now? What are the 1-2 most improvable skills for QB, RB, WR, and TE when transitioning to the pro game? Do we believe that Rob Gronkowski doesn't sutdy film on his own? College players that caught our eyes this month. Things we've tried and loved/hated or would never try. Why expectations for Antonio Gibson's receiving skills were overestimated in the fantasy community. Enjoy! For the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), download the 2021  Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.   Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, a percentage of each sale is set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse.

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast: Film and Data with PFF’s Dwain McFarland: NFL Week 1 Aftermath

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 17, 2021 101:17

    PFF's Dwain McFarland joins Matt Waldman's RSP Cast for a reprise of the Film and Data show. This week, they examine several teams and players from the NFL's openers.  Dwain McFarland and I get a lot of great feedback when we do shows together, which is fantastic when you consider that we can spend 40-60 minutes alone on one team. Listeners enjoy they way we try to match the film and the data and if we can't, we discuss the range of potential outcomes due to the differences. This week, Dwain and I cover a variety of topics and discover some telling matches between the film and data as we get into the conversation. These observations that happen as we go might be our favorite part of doing this pod. Here's what we covered this week: The contrast in film and data around the Detroit Lions ground game: Swift or Williams? Or, is it "both?" The film and data agree that Quintez Cephus is a compelling receiver worth monitoring, if not adding, to your deeper fantasy leagues. How Matt's eyes identified a significant difference in run game efficiency and the decline of specific plays that could significant hurt Lamar Jackson's season. Why Seattle's passing offense is what Dwain throught it would be and why Chris Carson should be valued above Antonio Gibson and Jonathan Taylor in fantays football. The likely ascension of Christian Kirk. Julio Jones may have already fallen off the career cliff. Hopefully we'll get a few more of these episodes recorded during the season. It's one of our favorite podcasts. For the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), download the 2021  Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.   Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, a percentage of each sale is set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse.  

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Quick Game with Mark Schofield: NFL Week 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 82:13

    TD Wire's Mark Schofield joins Matt Waldman for a Week 2 RSP Quick Game podcast with discussion about the fallout from the NFL Week 1.  Due to popular demand, Mark Schofield and I will be making the RSP Quick Game a weekly event. This week, we discuss a wide variety of topics. Mac-Tua observations. Are Jameis Winston's technical improvements as a passer aiding his conceptual approach? Ja'Marr Chase and how performance differs from practice and why NFL and big-time colleg football practices are actually performances. Whose performances excited Mark and I both above and below the fan radar? The 49ers backfield and where we go from here. The state of the Ravens with more than a dozen players on IR. Quick-hitting observations of offensive and defensive units from Sunday. MNF with the Mannings The Odd-Ball Q of the Week: Match the Analyst to the Fictional Business They'd Mostly Likely Own (with a Twist) Enjoy…we did! For the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), download the 2021  Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.   Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, a percentage of each sale is set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse.

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Scout Talk Podcast: Emotion, Momentum, and the Dynamics of Performance in Football

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2021 54:42

    Matt Waldman delivers a solo RSP Scout Talk on the subjects of performance vs. practice and the validity of  momentum and emotion as tremendous factors in football.  Football is a performance medium. It's an elusive part of the game for analysts and easy to deny its existence — although ultimately a mistake to do so. Performance is an aspect of football just like technique, conceptual understanding of in-game strategies, and athletic training. Many players have failed as professionals after decorated college careers because they couldn't hang as performers at this level. This week, I discuss the validity of emotions a factor in the sport, why it's essential to recognize it as a scout, and how the NFL and media deteriorate the essence of football practice in the modern game. For the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), download the 2021  Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.   Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, a percentage of each sale is set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse.  

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Quick Game with Mark Schofield : Week 1 Football

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 78:00

    TD Wire's Mark Schofield joins Matt Waldman for a Week1 RSP Quick Game podcast with discussion about NFL and college football.  Due to popular demand, Mark Schofield and I will be making the RSP Quick Game a weekly event. This week, we discuss a wide variety of topics. The existance and/or skills of those in the "roles" of chef, shopper, and farmer for six NFL teams. College players that impressed us this weekend. Discussion of five teams and whether they are poised to rise or sink. Why we're both "AFC guys." Bold Predictions for the NFL season. Rookie of the Year Candidates on both sides of the ball. What we'd like to educate fans about this year. Baffling mainstream takes for the NFL. The "Hi, Mom/Dad, I'm in Jail..." segment. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zHon8E0H9B8 In addition to this little segment, we covered our thoughts on the rookie quarterbacks short-term and long-term, Rhamondre Stevenson, a potential A.J. Green rebound, Matthew Stafford, and our picks of players and teams that will matter greatly this year. Enjoy…we did! For the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), download the 2021  Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.   Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, a percentage of each sale is set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse.

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Quick Game: 2021 NFL Season Preview Pod with Mark Schofield

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 1, 2021 18:01

    TD Wire's Mark Schofield joins Matt Waldman to kick off their RSP Quick Game podcast for the 2021 season with a preview of the NFL.  Dwain McFarland and I produced one of the most informative podcasts of the preseason but this 2021 NFL season preview with Mark Schofield to kick off our Quick Game series might be the most wide-ranging and entertaining pods I'll do this year. It's no slouch in the information-delivery angle, either. Mark and I do this podcast at least every other week and hit on the NFL as well as the NFL Draft prospects and some oddball off-topic issues. https://mattwaldmanrsp.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/09/Mandalorian.mp4 In addition to this little segment, we covered our thoughts on the rookie quarterbacks short-term and long-term, Rhamondre Stevenson, a potential A.J. Green rebound, Matthew Stafford, and our picks of players and teams that will matter greatly this year. Enjoy...we did! For the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), download the 2021  Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.   Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, a percentage of each sale is set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse.

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast: Film And Data 2021 NFL Preview with Dwain McFarland

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2021 127:46

    Buccaneers at Redskins 11/16/14 PFF analyst and RSP alum Dwain McFarland returns to the RSP Cast for a Film And Data conversation with Matt Waldman about NFL teams had significant offseason changes.  It's always fun to talk football with Dwain. Our views often complement each other, filling in gaps with our analysis. And when they don't, the divergent views are not only helpful with our individual analysis but provides thought-provoking conversation for listeners. This weekend, Dwain and and sat down for a two-hour film and data conversation about several NFL teams that experienced significant changes during the offseason. We shared some of our projections of key players on those teams as well. We led off with a team that had some underrated changes in terms of health despite really only one key addition to the offense: The Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Here's some of what we discussed: Why we're both all-in on Tom Brady, Mike Evans, and the Buccaneers passing offense approaching records in 2021. Our thoughts on Matthew Stafford's ceiling and why DeSean Jackson is a massive factor for Staffords' ceiling and floor. Figuring out Darrell Henderson. Tyler Higbee disappointed last year but why the thought that Higbee's 2020 campaign is evidence that his ceiling is capped is misleading. Why Jared Cook is not only "free money" in re-draft leagues but his commentary to the media has told us a lot about the Chargers offense. Why both of us have Justin Herbert as a healthy QB1 but the film and data gives Herbert a lower floor than people are discussing. What could make Russell Wilson more efficient in Seattle and why Dwain and Matt differ on Chris Carson in 2021. We'll likely do another show before the season with conversation about Tennessee, Atlanta, and a few other offenses. For the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), download the 2021  Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.   Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, a percentage of each sale is set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse.

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast: Don’t Sleep on Giovani Bernard with Jon Ledyard

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2021 32:09

    The Pewter Report's Jon Ledyard joins the podcast for a 30-minute dive into Giovani Bernard's prospects: Why his multifaceted game is not only a great fit with the Tampa Bay Buccaneer offense, but also why he could be more than Tom Brady's "next James White" in 2021.  Giovani Bernard is one of those NFL players whose tape has often been better than his statline. Most people forget that Giovani Bernard was one of the top 2-3 running backs in his draft class. Especially the Cincinnati Bengals. After giving Bernard a prominent role in the offense early Bernard's career, they saw Jeremy Hill as the future of the backfield. Even after that didn't pan out, Marvin Lewis and his offensive staff(s) coveted a big back. Even when Bernard was on the field and the offense had one or two standout linemen, unit as a whole has been one of Cincinnati's longstanding weaknesses. It's why colleagues like J Moyer and I have long wished for Bernard to have an opportunity to play in the Patriots' offense. Now a Buccaneer, we have gotten better. Pewter Report beat writer and NFL Draft analyst Jon Ledyard joins this 30-minute show to discuss Bernard's excellent training camp and why we could be looking at Bernard as not only part of 1-2 punch with Ronald Jones but also a better version of James White because he's a superior runner between the tackles. This is a fun deep dive on one player who is getting overlooked in what could be a historically productive offense in 2021. For the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), download the 2021  Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.   Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, a percentage of each sale is set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse.

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast: Edge, High Ceiling And Developmental Prospects of Note, and the 2022 QB Class

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 79:26

    Matt Waldman's RSP Cast examines a variety of topics this week: Edgerrin James' career, high-ceiling values of note for the 2021 fantasy season, developmental players who could one day be the next Mike Davis or Raheem Mostert of fantasy football, and the headliners of the 2022 quarterback class.  It's a packed podcast this week filled with a variety of players and topics: The skills, body type, and athletic ability that made Edgerrin James an easy choice for the Hall of Fame. 2021 fantasy options whose ceiling exceeds my current projections and it's worth taking shots on 2-3 of them in most drafts. Under-the-radar developmental talents having good training camps who could develop into starters or productive contributors during the next 2-3 seasons. My thoughts on the 2022 quarterback class. The RSP Quick Game with Mark Schofield will be back this season and potential guests for the podcast and film rooms in the coming weeks include J Moyer, Dwain McFarland, Laurie Fitzpatrick, and Ben Solak. Stay tuned. For the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), download the 2021  Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.   Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, a percentage of each sale is set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse.

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Cast: 2021 Reception Perception and the NFL Season with Matt Harmon

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 66:26

    Reception Perception orginator and Yahoo! fantasy analyst Matt Harmon returns to Matt Waldman's RSP Cast for conversation about several receivers, quarterbacks, and offenses heading into the 2021 NFL season.  Our names may be boring, but from the perspective of unique content this double-Matt-stack is well worth a listen. Harmon and I discuss a variety of topics in addition to the unveiling of his awesome new Reception Perception site and excellent product. What makes Brandon Aiyuk better than we thought as an NFL Draft prospect? Robert Woods and the Rams need vertical element to make the offense sing. Do the Rams have someone to provide that deep threat? What Sean McVay has done well and where he has struggled as a coach and offensive mind? Are we too quick to scapegoat Jared Goff? How do Harmon and Waldman see the 2021 season unfolding for the Seahawks receivers? Why do the Jaguars' trio of D.J. Chark, Marvin Jones, and Laviska Shenault intrigue Harmon? Does Emmanuel Sanders offer more to Buffalo than Harmon-favorite John Brown? The underrated receiver on the Cowboys' corps and what Harmon would like to see happen with the rotation. Is Michael Pittman the player Bills fans think they see when they look at Gabriel Davis? The similarities with Shenault and D.J. Moore. Harmon's advice for taking opportunities that may seem to run counter to one's ultimate goal in the fantasy industry. As always, it was a pleasure to hang with Harmon and talk about an aspect of football in a way that few people can. Do yourself and favor, and get his analysis. For the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), download the 2021  Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.   Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, a percentage of each sale is set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse.

    Matt Waldman’s RSP Film Room: Scouting Ladainian Tomlinson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2021 29:07

    Matt Waldman's RSP Film Room Scouts Hall of Fame runner Ladainian Tomlinson, illustrating the skills and traits that not only made Tomlinson an elite back but also showing things that all backs, coaches, and scouts can transfer to their approach.  Ladainian Tomlinson could do everything that a team in the modern era would want from a running back. Blessed with breakaway speed, lateral agility, and a low center of gravity, Tomlinson could flip the field and earn the hard yards. When studying his performances, the things that stood out the most weren't strictly tied to raw athletic ability: Tomlinson repeatedly demonstrated a great pre-snap understanding of defender alignments. He was an expert at scraping against his lead blocks to hide from opponents or at least reduce the time opponents had to generate a productive pursuit angle. Tomlinson's footwork helped him generate balanced lateral movement that cleared him from pursuit in tight quarters better than most backs. His stiff arm was a versatile weapon that aimed for power but could counter with deception. Why Tomlinson's decision to reach a maximum leaping highpoint as early as possible with green zone runs was an excellent strategy. Here's the YouTube video. If the NFL won't allow it to be watched from here, you can go to my YouTube Channel to access it. You can also listen to it as a podcast if you prefer or lack the opportunity to watch video. https://youtu.be/SFfT-DyoT8g For the most in-depth analysis of offensive skill players available (QB, RB, WR, and TE), download the 2021  Rookie Scouting Portfolio for $21.95.   Matt's new RSP Dynasty Rankings and Two-Year Projections Package is available for $24.95 If you're a fantasy owner and interested in purchasing past publications for $9.95 each, the 2012-2020 RSPs also have a Post-Draft Add-on that's included at no additional charge.   Best yet, a percentage of each sale is set aside for a year-end donation to Darkness to Light to combat sexual abuse.

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